Art and Architecture: A Jaunt to Fort Worth

Tuesday, January 17–Wednesday, January 18 |

Join us for a two-day “Art and Architecture Jaunt” to Fort Worth covering the afternoon of Tuesday, January 17, and a full day on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Travel to Fort Worth on your own. The group will meet Tuesday afternoon for a tour of the Sid Richardson Museum, located in the beautifully restored Sundance Square area, to see the exquisite collection of western art highlighted with works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. Up next, Fort Worth architect Mark Gunderson will give our group a presentation about the architecture and architectural history of the city. Dinner together at a favorite restaurant.

On Wednesday, we will travel by motor coach to the Kimbell Art Museum’s new Renzo Piano–designed building. The Kimbell’s senior deputy director, George Shackelford, will introduce us to the exhibit of early works by Monet, which we will then view. Afterward, we will stroll to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth to see the exhibit of works by KAWS, a Brooklyn-based artist. Andrea Karnes will take us through this show, which she curated. Lunch will be at the highly regarded Café Modern.

The group will continue on by coach for a guided tour of the family home of a Fort Worth native, a collector with a wide variety of interests whose broad holdings include works by Matisse, Picasso, Derain, Leger, Pollock, Frankenthaler, Diebenkorn, Moore, Hockney, Johns, Warhol, and Wegman. George Shackelford will be our guide.

Finally, we will visit the dance school of Texas Ballet Theater for a special presentation arranged by artistic director, Ben Stevenson. The study tour will conclude with this visit.

Mark Gunderson is an architect who had been in private practice in Fort Worth and Dallas since 1985. He has served as president of the Dallas Architectural Foundation and the AIA Fort Worth, lectured, taught design studios, and contributed to publications.

Andrea Karnes is curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, where she began working in 1989. Since then, she has moved up, but not away and has brought engaging shows to the museum. She has art history degrees from the University of North Texas and Texas Christian University.

George Shackelford is remembered by many as the former curator of European painting and sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He served as chairman of European art and curator of modern art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and is now the senior deputy director at the Kimbell Art Museum.

Ben Stevenson, OBE, began his dancing career in England with the Royal Ballet and English National Ballet. He served as co-director of the National Ballet of Washington, D.C., and artistic director of Houston Ballet.  He is the current artistic director of Texas Ballet Theater. 

The fee for the study tour includes all entry fees, transportation to venues, dinner on Tuesday, and lunch on Wednesday. Transportation to Fort Worth and hotel accommodations are not included. The Worthington Hotel is reserving rooms for our group at a special rate for Tuesday and Wednesday nights.



Quantity & Dates

Art and Architecture: A Jaunt to Fort Worth
Tuesday, January 17–Wednesday, January 18
For trip price and further information, please call 713-666-9000 or email
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